Fall is here! On the heels of cooler temperatures and shorter days comes cough and cold season. Dealing with a runny nose, a scratchy throat, and a hacking cough can make you feel miserable, as well as make it challenging to manage your blood sugars. That’s because illness of any kind (including the common cold) triggers your body to release hormones that can raise your blood sugar and make it harder for your insulin to do its job.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults have an average of two to three colds per year; if you have diabetes and get a cold, it can take you longer to get better, compared with people who don’t have diabetes. Therefore, the best defense is a good offense, and that means doing your best to prevent getting a cold in the first place. That includes washing your hands often and staying away from people who are sick. If you do get a cold, make sure you have Type You Diabetic Care Daytime Liquid Cough & Cold medicine in your medicine cabinet. This cough syrup is specially formulated for people who have diabetes: It’s 100 percent sugar-free and contains no sugar alcohols, sodium, gluten, alcohol, dyes, or decongestants. So if the common cold strikes, reach for Type You Diabetic Care Daytime Liquid Cough & Cold medicine for soothing relief from coughs, throat irritation, and congestion. (Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using if you take medicines for depression or Parkinson’s disease.)